Tag: problem solving

Wiring A Plug

British PlugLooking back on my own time in secondary school I remember, in terms of useful practical outcomes, precisely one lesson. Of course there are many more which influenced and shaped me, but only one that I regularly and knowingly draw on. It was Year 9 …

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Eyes Wide Shut v2

Eyes Wide Shut LogoThis is rewrite of a unit which I really loved running, but somehow never knew how to assess. I was so unhappy with the assessment that I actually stopped teaching it, despite really wanting to keep it running. The addition of the Self Assessment Guide

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Internet Scavenger Hunt

Sherlock HolmesWhile I came up with the idea for this activity independently, it seems like it is already a well known Internet phenomenon (what isn’t?). The basic premise of an Internet scavenger hunt is to is to provide students with a set of clues, which they …

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Programming 101

I designed this unit with the aim of introducing young students to the fundamentals of programming, in the hope of helping them to view programming as a discipline built on logic and sequential processing. Theory is kept to a minimum,  with students asked to learn …

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